Essay on The Phenomenon of Supernatural Beings in Hamlet

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In "Hamlet," Shakespear writes about a prince named Hamlet. The prince, troubled by his father's murder, wants revenge from Claudius-the murderer. Although Shakespear wrote this play four centuries ago, many trends mentioned in "Hamlet" are still alive today. For instance, heinous crimes are still committed to gain power and fortune. People like Polonius still pretend to dignify their superiors to achieve recognition. The concept of supernatural beings also exists today. All the characters in this play were important; however, I found Hamlet's character the most interesting. He impatiently wanted to kill Claudius but he acted with extreme caution while avenging his father's death. I would like to compare myself with Hamlet because I would have taken the same actions that Hamlet took if I was in his shoes.

One of the most engaging parts of the play is mentioning of ghosts. The phenomenon of supernatural beings still exits in the modern world. Some believe in their existence, while others consider their concept mythological. I believe ghosts exist because while growing up in Pakistan and visiting the remote village that my mother comes from, I have heard about many interactions that some of my close relatives have had with ghosts. My religion, Islam, also believes in the existence of ghosts. However, like Hamlet wanted to see Claudius' reaction before believing in his father's ghost's claim, if I encountered a ghost, I would some how check to be certain that the creature in front of me is a ghost and that this ghost is telling me the truth.

If I were in Hamlet's place, I also would have made the decision to kill the King. People like Claudius commit many crimes just to reach their desired status in society. Claudius' case can be compared to the recent political crisis in Pakistan. Pakistan Army's Chief Marshal, Mussharaf, overthrew the democratically mandated governme... Continues...

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